The 2021 Plan is being delivered at a critical moment in Australia’s history. But despite the challenges of recent years, Australia is well placed to take advantage of opportunities in the post-pandemic recovery phase.
The Plan represents an industry consensus on what needs to be done to deliver quality, fit-for-purpose infrastructure for all Australians from now to 2036. It has been informed by an extensive sector-specific engagement program that targeted more than 6000 stakeholders, including industry experts, government agencies and academics.
Opening remarks from the 2021 Australian Infrastructure Plan host, and Managing Editor of Infrastructure magazine, Laura Harvey
Welcome message from Julieanne Alroe – Chair, Infrastructure Australia
Keynote address by Peter Colacino – Chief of Policy & Research, Infrastructure Australia
Panel discussion, chaired by Jennifer Westacott - Chief Executive, Business Council of Australia
Romilly Madew – CEO, Infrastructure Australia
Scott Charlton – CEO, Transurban Group
Larry McGrath – Managing Director, Rainhill Consulting
Conclusion of the 2021 Australian Infrastructure Plan launch
Romilly Madew AO FTSE was appointed Chief Executive of Infrastructure Australia in early 2019, and is responsible for overseeing Infrastructure Australia’s critical role in helping governments prioritise projects and reforms that best serve our communities.
Peter Colacino is one of the leading voices in Australian infrastructure. He is responsible for driving Infrastructure Australia’s transformative policy and research agenda across sustainability, resilience, place-making, industry productivity and transport planning.
Jennifer Westacott AO has served as Chief Executive of the Business Council of Australia – the nation’s premier business organisation – since 2011, bringing a unique combination of extensive policy experience in both the public and private sectors.
Scott is Chief Executive Officer of Transurban, a leading infrastructure company with operations in Australia and the USA. An engineer by training, Scott has more than 25 years of experience in developing, funding, constructing, and operating infrastructure assets, working with some of the sector’s leading corporations.
Larry is an urban geographer by background, and his career has seen him work across the public, private and not-for-profit sectors in transport and infrastructure, helping to deliver some of Australia’s largest and most complex projects and implement significant reform initiatives.
Infrastructure Australia is the nation’s independent infrastructure advisor. We provide research and advice to governments, industry and the community on the infrastructure investments and reforms that will benefit all Australians.
Working closely and collaboratively with stakeholders across government and the infrastructure sector, our focus is on raising the quality of infrastructure planning and delivery throughout Australia.
The Business Council of Australia represents Australia’s largest employers, advocating for good policy on behalf of the business community and the Australians they employ.
Members represent a range of sectors including manufacturing, infrastructure, information technology, mining, retail, financial services and banking, energy, professional services, transport, and telecommunications.